In response to changes to CDC guidelines and NYS Department of Health recommendations, LICM has implemented the following changes to our mask mandate:

  • Unvaccinated visitors ages 24 months and up are REQUIRED to wear masks while inside the Museum. 
  • All visitors ages 24 months and up are REQUIRED to wear masks while inside the LICM Theater.
  • Because children under the age of 12 are not yet fully vaccinated, we recommend that all adults wear a mask while in the Museum to model the behavior we are asking of our child guests. 

Keeping children safe is one of our primary responsibilities and we take it seriously.  Museum staff will continue to wear masks to serve as positive role models.  We thank you for helping us keep children’s health a priority at the Museum.

Other FAQs

Have you improved the air quality in the building?
Our HVAC system has been upgraded with medical-grade air filters (MERV-13), which trap ultra-fine particles.

What have you done to improve cleaning practices?
We elevated our efforts to provide a clean and safe environment.

Cleaning Procedures (PDF)

How do you sanitize the water in H2Oh! water play area?
Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is used in the treatment of the water play area in Our Backyard.

Is there anything I should do?
Please place items that have been in a child’s mouth immediately into the designated “Yucky Toy Bags” available in every exhibit gallery so they can be cleaned and sanitized. If an area needs attention, we encourage our visitors to let staff promptly know so we can take care of it right away.

Can I reserve a TotSpot timeslot?
TotSpot is now available on a first-come, first-served basis for all visitors at a reduced capacity.  TotSpot closes at 12:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. for cleaning.  

Do I need to get tickets in advance?
To maintain admission flow, all visitors, including members, must reserve tickets online for a specific entry time. While members can choose any entry time, the first entry hour of every day (10 am - 11 am) is reserved exclusively for members. Get tickets here

Are any exhibits closed?  
Climb-it and Sandy Island are open as of June 29, 2021, bringing all of our galleries back to our visitors.

Is the Theater open?
Our newly renovated theater is open.  Please note that all audience members 24 months and over must wear a facemask while in the LICM Theater.   See for our performance schedule..